Kalin Ovtcharov is a Senior Research Hardware Design Engineer in the Silicon Futures Group at Microsoft Research. He is involved in the development of the BrainWave Accelerator Architecture, an FPGA-based Machine Learning Accelerator used in Microsoft Datacenters. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kalin was a founding member of a start-up company. He has also worked at several other companies employing FPGAs for various applications such as video compression and radar imaging. Kalin holds a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from McMaster University.